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U.S. dismisses Georgian elections as illegitimate

The United States on Monday dismissed elections in Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia as illegitimate, and renewed support for what it called Georgia’s internationally-recognized borders. In polls on Saturday that were widely seen as illegitimate, Abkhazia elected Alexander Ankvaba, a top politician who advocates firm ties with Russia, as the…

Since 9/11, nearly half of all Pentagon contracts awarded without competition

Nearly half of the approximately $300 billion of taxpayer money the Department of Defense spent on projects in 2010 was awarded for no-bid contracts — some of which weren’t necessary, the Center for Public Integrity’s iWatch News reported on Monday. The cost of the non-competitive contracts the U.S. military has…

Obama names labor economist to top advisory post

President Barack Obama announced Monday that he would appoint Princeton professor Alan Krueger to lead the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Krueger, a labor economist and advocate of more direct government action to combat high unemployment, previously served in the Treasury Dept. during President Obama’s first two years, and…

NYC 9/11 memorial on-track for unveiling despite Hurricane Irene

The memorial built to commemorate the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City remains on-schedule for dedication just shy of two weeks from now, despite Hurricane Irene’s impact on the East Coast. Prior to the storm, the memorial site’s location in lower Manhattan was pinpointed as a likely target for…

Huntsman, Fox host battle on climate change

GOP Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman appeared on Fox and Friends Monday morning and sparred with co-host Brian Kilmeade on climate change. When the former Utah governor defended the research on climate change, Kilmeade began to slam the scientists behind the studies by saying their findings were “surrounded by corruption.” Huntsman…

Huntsman, Fox host battle on climate change

GOP Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman appeared on Fox and Friends Monday morning and sparred with co-host Brian Kilmeade on climate change. When the former Utah governor defended the research on climate change, Kilmeade began to slam the scientists behind the studies by saying their findings were “surrounded by corruption.” Huntsman…

Bachmann: Hurricane is God’s warning about government spending

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann told voters in Florida Sunday that Hurricane Irene and the recent East Coast earthquake were just God’s way of telling politicians to reign in government spending. “I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians,” Bachmann said during…

Hurricane Irene rocks upstate New York

While most of New York City was unscathed by Hurricane Irene, the storm made a huge impact upstate in the Empire State. WATCH: Video from CBS-Albany on August 29, 2011.…

Hurricane Irene rocks upstate New York

While most of New York City was unscathed by Hurricane Irene, the storm made a huge impact upstate in the Empire State. WATCH: Video from CBS-Albany on August 29, 2011.…

Caught on tape: Vermont bridge collapses during flood

This video was captured by a resident of Lower Bartonsville, Vermont, over the weekend, showing the end of a covered bridge as flood water raged below. Flooding in the state forced the closure of over 250 roads so far, and is expected to get worse in the coming days. This…

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